Golding very accurately showed the natural instinct of humans after the loss of civilization is savagery throughout the group of boys. Ralph obviously represents civilization in Lord of the Flies. He strives to have an organized system full of laws and he wants to escape from the island. Jack however wants to abuse his power to lead the other boys to savagery. Throughout the novel there is an ongoing conflict between the two characters due to their different views and and morals of how their society should be run.
Everyone is taught from birth that you need money and power to be successful in this world. Except, power can make people do unjustifiable things to others or to themselves. Does this mean everyone is inherently evil? In the book Lord of the Flies, a group of young boys get stranded on an island and try to make a society in order to survive. This society though, slowly spirals into disorder and eventually chaos.
Loss of innocence is ultimately what leads to the war which takes place on the once “good island” (Golding 34). In the Lord of the Flies the boys lose their innocence in exchange for savagery or for maturity because of the attitudes towards killing animals and people. Ralph and Piggy lose their innocence and transform into mature people because they oppose killing people and do not enjoy killing animals. While Jack and his hunters are out hunting Ralph and Piggy focus on the more important things such as shelters and the fire. Jack and his hunters are also supposed to keep the fire going but they continuously forget.
Why things are what they are?” As Simon begins to faint the beast says, “We are going to have fun on this island!” The lord of the flies admits to Simon he is inside all the boys, he is the savagery and the evil that has a hold on them. “Fancy thinking the Beast was something you could kill!” The more wild and deviant the children act the stronger and more real the beast becomes. The beast is seen as a threat to all the boys except Simon, who understands that the beast resides in the boys. Their fear of the beast formed a connection between them until Jack manipulated their fear to create two different groups to maintain power. Savagery is a primal instinct that exists within all humans and isn't something that can be
There are three main characters of the book: Jack, Ralph, and Piggy. Jack is where the immorality on the island originates from, and it spreads to the other boys. Jack is very reckless and careless in his decisions. Ralph was the leader of the island, until Jack took control of the tribe and turned all of them into savages. Ralph was an image for the boys to follow but spoke Piggy’s words.
Ralph was the first of the boys that washed up on the island only to find that he wasn’t alone it wasn’t long before he met the other boys ,and was eventually chosen to lead all the rest of the boys which is why he is one of the main causes behind tragedies that happen on the island and why the boys split up into separate groups and begin to antagonize each other because him and the leader of the other group Jack didn’t share the same views as each other which only negatively escalated the situation. Instead of building shelters and signal fires like Ralph wanted Jack wanted to only hunt and kill. In the end, Ralph’s civilized nature couldn’t compete with the primitive and savage nature of Jack’s group and the iron fist by which Jack
When we analyze the characterization of the boys, we see this trend of values being lost. As the boys spend progressively more time on the island, they begin to choose which leader they will reside with. There is one seen in particular that we see, that becomes the mile marker of no return, "Rodger became the pig, grunting and charging at Jack, who side-stepped...." (Golding page 151) At this point we are seeing that there are no values, morals, or a functioning society. It is absolute insanity; this event began with a dance and ends in the death of an innocent little boy, Simon. This young group of boys actively take part in beating Simon to death as they are all crazed with the spirit of The Lord of the Flies, that is taking part within them.
Jack feels the need to alter his appearance simply to please his developing savage tendencies. This demonstrates Jack’s willingness to kill on account of the fact that he feels inclined to become a new person, just to kill an animal. Consequently, this shows his loss of innocence because he is simply no longer just a choir boy. He is a cutthroat hunter and future leader of the tribe of children. Furthermore, Jack has changed so much, both physically and personality wise, that Ralph, a kid who he has gotten to know on the island, can barely recognize him: “A little boy who wore the remains of an extraordinary black cap on his red hair, who carried the remains of a pair of spectacles at his waist…” (80).
However, the boys are ready to kill, which shows their lack of knowledge, and savagery overcoming them. Insight of Ralph being a good leader, (Prepositional phrase) this is surprising. He is allowing savagery make decisions for him. Simon is different from most of the other boys. He uses logic in thinking that there can 't really be a beast, and savagery is turning the boys into the beast.
He uses jack to illustrate the id because he is selfish and chaotic and only cared about hunting. He used Ralph to illustrate the ego because Ralph cares about being safe but know what is the first priority if getting off the island so he urges the boys to help keep the fire alive. Lastly, he uses Piggy to illustrate the super ego because he is the logical one on the island he is also the one that cares about the little ones when he offered them fruit and he wanted to make them feel good by asking them what their names were to show he